Nast, Condé

Nast, Condé (Montrose)

(1873–1942) publisher; born in New York City. After working for Collier's Weekly (1898–1907), he bought Vogue (1909), which was then a small New York society magazine. He transformed Vogue into America's premier fashion magazine, then turned Vanity Fair into a sophisticated magazine for all that was stylish; he eventually owned a stable of high-class magazines, including House and Garden, British and French Vogue, and Glamour. Nearly ruined in the Great Depression, he spent his last years struggling to regain his early prosperity.